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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
are not necessarily always good at. we have to find ways to combine this with social technology so we have social technical systems up the large corporate level, national community level, and on the very front lines of value creation. i first got involved in this. about national oil policy 30 some odd years ago and i spent some time working for toyota before they brought the system to the united states. i worked in toyota city to help transfer systems to the united states. i have done that over the years. as we went through a process of determining what skills are necessary and it won wonderful consensus is the fact that we need a good education. community colleges are still very important. the one pressure we have as we started working with uaw, general motors, to find the right kind of employees to work in a system was team-based problem solving and this goes back 30 years ago. this is not new. i do not think the equation has changed now that we're bringing a lot of manufacturing back. i think it is a matter of how we have come to understand the cost of living things overseas without understand
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
, and she shared her insights on the direction of new technology. she is the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company. the world economic forum brings together thousands of liters in business. this is about half an hour. >> welcome to "insight and ideas with marissa mayer." the c.e.o. of yahoo! if i am not mistaken, this is the first such conversation since becoming ceo. >> that's right. >> well, it is an honor for both me and the economic forum. e're here to talk about the future of technology. let's begin with the one nut that no one seems to be able to crack. the platform shift from desktop to mobile. how do you crack that nut? >> it is really important. if you look at what is happening in terms of the shift to mobile, the number of mobile phones has tripled in five years. tablet sales will out-sell laptops this year if predictions hold true. it is really incredibly important. a lot of consumers are making the shift. one is understanding how this works, what this provides. and how we can benefit user expectations. the other piece is monetization. whenever you see a consumer shift of this t
Feb 14, 2013 10:00am EST
in huntsville, alabama. a community he loved very much. julian started davidson technologies in 1996 with just two employees. julian davidson emerged as a leading figure in the tennessee valley and believed if everyone worked for the betterment of the community, regardless of personal gain, everyone benefited. julian sought to leave our community and country better than he found it and he did that. julian davidson is a former chairman of the air force studies board of the national research council, member of the defense sciences board, and vice chairman of the technology assessment committee of the united states -- united space command, for national research council. julian davidson twice received the army exceptional civilian service award. he has received the air force meritorious civilian service award, the nba pioneer award -- m.b.a. pioneer award, he's a member of the employee hall of fame, united technology hall of fame, and was with auburn alumni engineering council. his impact on america is enormous. he is known by many as the father of missile defense in america. julian davidson is su
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
-- the technological edge of the future, the ability to have force protection and force projection in the pacific, in the middle east, the ability to have a presence elsewhere in the world, to have rotational deployment capabilities that can exercise and train other countries and develop their capabilities so that they too can provide security. the ability to defeat more than one enemy at a time, the ability to invest in the future. invest in unmanned systems in space and cyber, invest in special forces, invest in the ability to mobilize quickly, invest in the ability to maintain a strong industrial base in this country so that we can have a strong defense for the future. putting those elements together was the result of a team effort by both the military and the civilian work force here and i deeply appreciate their working as a team to put that in place. because of the progress that we've been able to achieve, particularly with our troops, we've ended the war in iraq, we've given the iraqi people a chance to be able to secure and govern themselves. in afghanistan we're doing exactly the same th
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
a lot of it is improvement and see technology. how important has biotech knowledge he tuesday and crops in these drought conditions? i'm asking this question even before a cup leaders before we have what you call a drought resistance corn seed available. >> x-ray. what has been developed his developments we've seen have really been very instrumental in preventing a much more catastrophic impact on crop yields this year in 2012. if you look at the weather and dr. pulwarty went through this ready well. in terms of the intensity of the drought, remember 1988 that came out with no corn and all things considered, we took 4 billion bushels off of our corn crop estimate by the end, but that was about the size of the 1988 crop. to me, because of no till practices and a lot of that helped by biotech varieties and because those developments and seed varieties and were able to get a better crop than i would've had otherwise. >> for senator stabenow, you just answered your question about livestock problems. i'd like to continue if you could discuss problems for the renewable fuel industry
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
technology with samsung vice- president david steele. that is tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on the communicators on c-span2. >> having observed a steady improvement in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you, the state of this old by youthful union is good. >> once again, in keeping with a time honored tradition, i've come to report you on the state of the union. i am pleased to report that america is much improved and there is good reason to believe that improvement will continue. >> my duty to night is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government, but our american community. and to set forth our responsibilities, in the words of our founders, "to form a more perfect union." the state of the union is wrong. >> as we gather tonight, our nation is at war. our economy is in recession. and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers. yet the state of our union has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people that our future is hopeful, our journey goes forward. and the state of our union is wrong. >> tuesday, pres
Feb 12, 2013 10:00am EST
is to change the way we do business. using commonsense, proven technology, stretching our tax dollars, and making our communities more livable. we can start by not pressuring the corps of engineers to complete the levees, spending millions of dollars we don't have on a solution that will make the problem worse. let's work instead to understand the impacts of global warming and extreme weather and then do something about it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from kentucky, mr. whitfield, for five minute. mr. whitfield: thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, tonight in this house chamber president obama will give his state of the union address to a joint session of congress. article 2, section 3 of the constitution requires that the president, whomever it may be, shall, from time to time, give to congress information on the state of the union. george washington, the first president, addressed the joint session of congress. but thomas jefferson and each succeeding president up until 1913, presented a written statement of the st
Feb 13, 2013 10:00am EST
to hold jobs in high wage and high skill field like information technology, health care and manufacturing in the 21st century. for this time of record high unemployment, career and technical education provide the lifeline to the unemployed who look to be alongside young adults just out of high school in the rapidly evolving job market. career in technical education, while historically undervalued, provides an opportunity for america to remain globally competitive. while also engaging students in practical, real-world applications of academics coupled with hands on work experience. now, as we move towards fiscal year 2014, i join with a bipartisan group of my colleagues, and not only recognizing the importance of maintaining these federal investments for our country's future but also saying thank you to the countless men and women who make these programs possible. the faculty, the teachers, the instructors within the career -- our career and technical education schools throughout this great mation. mr. speaker, as we celebrate career and technical education month, i encourage my colleagues
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
to that? >> two fronts. telephone penetration as well as access to technology, broadband extensions that are in indian country. both are critical. one for safety and security reasons. we have been working with the various departments having to deal with making sure we have access to 911. it was only a couple years that the former chair tax relief finally got access to 911. this is in california. we know this is a prevalent problem. >> anyone else? >> other questions? there in the back? >> [indiscernible] from california. we are not a federally recognized tribes. i am only 25. i did five years in the marine corps. lance corporal. [applause] i would like to know what is the process for federal recognition -- recognize asian and why have we not had help. i would like to see there is leadership from congress. thank you. >> that is a great question. i want to thank you for that. let me state, pa ncai is an inclusive organization. there is a federal recognition process tribes go through to become an gain that federal recognition or to be recognized by the federal government. some of these
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
. simply by investing in new technologies, new turbines, only 3% of the dams in the country produce electricity. we could also in this process create 700,000 jobs. unleashing american ingenuity to increase hydropower production will lower energy costs and help create thousands of jobs. mr. chairman, i urge all of my colleagues to support american energy, support h.r. 267 and i thank you and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from new mexico is recognized. mr. lujan: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lujan: h.r. 267 is a bipartisan bill that will facilitate the development of new, environmentalry -- environmentally responsible means of power. it was developed through a cooperative process that included discussions with interested stake holders and agencies this process was produced in a balanced, bipartisan way and it is bipartisan legislation. the legislation is supported by both hydropower developer and environmentalists. it was unanimously reported out of the en
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
in the sciences, technology, engineering and math fields so they are prepared for high-tech and high-paying jobs for the future. stem education is vital for the economic growth of my district and for the nation. just atlanta month a new report found that in the past 11 years high-tech jobs in my district and the surrounding areas have grown by 18.6%, many of these jobs requiring engineers and students to pursue stem education. yet, while most parents of school-age students believe that stem education should be a priority in the united states, only half agree it is actually a top priority. mrs. negrete mcleod: that's why i ask my colleagues to support national engineers week to raise awareness of stem education and its importance to our country's economic future. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas rise? >> mr. speaker, i rise today to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm EST
always been a great proponent of science, technology, and innovation, and as he concludes his service to the house, it is only fitting to cite the words of alfred lord tennieson as inscribed on the -- lord tennyson as inscribed on the walls of the house science and technology committee. quote, for i dipped into the future as far as human eyes could see, saw a vision of the world and all the wonder that would be. over nearly four decades serving the congress, john has always kept his sights and his vision firmly on the future. he believed and he knew that the future is about investing in our children, supporting working families, strengthening the middle class. he knew that the future is about protecting our environment and preserving our planet for generations to come. john knew that the future of the house is strengthened by fellow staff members working in a bipartisan way. john has always respected the role -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman will suspend. the house is not in order. the gentlewoman may continue. ms. pelosi: thank you, madam speaker. john has always respected
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
universities and technology firms. last year firms working on everything from improving cancer diagnostics to protecting our computer security received more than $130 million from the national science foundation and $850 million from the national institutes of health. in all san diego received more than 1,760 grants. i recently received a letter from a rising therapeutics, a small biomedical group in my district. this small team of dedicated researchers have been working against the flu and fever. if the sequester goes into effect they have to lay off researchers. this will not only hurt jobs, families, it will stop critical research in the biomedical sciences and stifle innovation in our labs and universities. congress must act now so that america and san diego do not fall behind our international competitors and so we continue to be on the cutting edge of technology. we must keep investing in our future. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: are there further one-minute requests? hearing no other requests, the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the cl
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
'll have to send out more details, but it's a way of leap frogging technologies in order to move into a 21st century manufacturing age, inside the borders of this country, not by outsourcing. so i am very anxious to see the details on that and i'm glad that the president selected the departments of defense and energy because those are two that i have particular responsibility for here. host: congresswoman kaptur is also part of the manufacturing caucus up on capitol hill and the automotive caucus as well. isaac in tampa, florida. democratic caller, you're next. hi, isaac, you're on the air. caller: ok. hi. i have a question and a comment. it's my own belief the republicans create a war in iraq. which continues. [inaudible] so my question is, can we create a -- [inaudible] to avoid another miss mistake like iraq? guest: there's some background noise here. host: isaac, are you still there? it's a little bit difficult to hear. we're up at can house office building, that's where the congresswoman is joining us. could you repeat your question? caller: yes. in the war in iraq was wrong. the mess
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